Ratings based on 180 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 out of 5
97% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Los Angeles

Florida business

Posted Feb 16, 2015
Pros: Excellent coffee bar and breakfast
The hotel staff was courteous and helpful. A good experience.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Kentucky

Posted Feb 3, 2015
Pros: The entrance was inviting and attractive. The room was very clean and comfortable. Nothing not to like!
Location: The river walk was a great distraction from the "travel anxiety" we had had all day!
The hotel was wonderful. The only negative comment I have is in finding the entrance. There were great signs from the highway but when you get on the road to the hotel the entrance has a small, perhaps 15 to 18 inch in diameter sign close to the ground at the "entrance". We passed it and had to turn around. Not a big deal. Our friends met us there and somehow wound up downtown and drove around in circles for a time before seeing the sign. They thought it was a big deal!
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Eh Not overly happpy

Posted Jan 6, 2015
Pros: Pool area beautiful
Not happy with it at all. First of all a small bag of chips 2.50 really? Second we had to leave hotel at 6;30 am the only way to get a tea was the pay at the coffee bar. Well even though that was unacceptable I would have done it as I had a two hour drive to Orlando, but there was no one there to serve it. Are you serious a MARRIOTT and I couldn't get a free tea for the road. Shameful. Was very dissapointed. Best western gives free tea for goodness sakes.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 8, 2015 by Tom, Hotel Management
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your recent experiences with me regarding your stay with us. The market prices are based on our retail costs which reflects a higher charge to the guests compared to a high volume supermarket. Complimentary in-room tea is not generally a standard for Courtyard Marriotts however, we have implemented complimentary tea to be offered upon request. Thank you once again for bringing these items to my attention so that we may find ways to improve our amenities and services. Sincerely, Tom Jung General Manager
4 out of 5
for Families
by A verified travelerfrom Zurich, Switzerland

A good family hotel (but 25mins drive to Sarasota)

Posted Jan 5, 2015
Pros: Room size and pool.
Cons: The proximity to Sarasota can not be changed! It is what it is.
Location: Despite not being in Sarasota as indicated by the hotel name the riverside location is pleasant. Good to watch the kids at the nearby skate park.
A great room which was large and well laid out for a family with kids, including a good sofa bed. We enjoyed the large pool and the riverside location. Initially I found this hotel when searching Sarasota and was surprised by how far it is to drive (circa. 25 mins). However, I would choose to stay here again.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Florida

Lovely view of the river

Posted Dec 20, 2014
Very clean facility. The staff is polite and professional. The little cafe downstairs has service all day. It is a nice change from a formal restaurant. I enjoyed my peaceful night on the river.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Tarrytown, NY

Quiet, Accessible & Nice Location

Posted Dec 7, 2014
Pros: Accommodations were great with separate sitting room. Location was also very good and safe. Free and very good internet access.
Cons: Perhaps in room entertainment such as movie rentals.
Location: Did not do any sightseeing, but location appears to be good proximity to all... Bradenton, Sarasota and Tampa only 50 minutes drive.
Convenient to all local and major roads. Located on river with a nice riverwalk park, which includes skate & bike park, playground, beach volleyball and beautiful, peaceful views.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Overnight stay while traveling

Posted Nov 30, 2014
Pros: Clean and comfortable rooms
Cons: Better mapping directions
The hotel was great, although parking was a challenge. Not knowing the area, we had a very difficult time finding the hotel.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom beverly hills

Nice staff, clean hotel

Posted Nov 16, 2014
Very happy with my stay here, clean and friendly staff, coffee shop in lobby serving breakfast was good.
4 out of 5
for Business Travelers
by A verified travelerfrom south florida

Nice Hotel for business in Bradenton

Posted Nov 12, 2014
Pros: Clean and comfortable room, nice bed. A/C unit noisy, hard to listen to TV or Music when it comes on.
Cons: A/C unit is very noisy and thermostat erratic
Location: Close to City center and Hospital...Everything, restaurants, bars, etc. are a good 10 to15 minutes drive away. Beaches, museum, etc. is 30 minutes dr
Hotel is centrally located if you are in for business in Bradenton. Not close to any restaurants or other activities, mainly a commercial type location. Don't be fooled by the River location, nothing going on there. It is very clean and staff is always ready to assist. On site Starbucks bistro has nice menu for light fare.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Delaware

Convenient to everything.

Posted Nov 11, 2014
Pros: Location.
Cons: Hours of operation for cafe. Closed 1-5. Not good.
Location: Convinent to a lot.
Very clean,comfy, close to many gulf coast attractions! Would recommend to anyone.